”Unfortunately it’s going to hang around for a while”.

Two status yellow rainfall warning’s have been issued for the entire country as Storm Dennis approaches.

A warning for strong winds and gusts around 100km/h is in place from 3am on Saturday until 8pm that same evening

While a rainfall warning comes into effect at 6am on Saturday until 9pm that evening.

Met Éireann says there will be spells of heavy, thundery rain on Saturday, which will lead to some flooding.

Some possible disruption as a result of damaging gusty winds is also expected.

Alan O’Reilly from Carlow Weather explained which areas of the country will experience the brunt of the storm.

”Rainfall across the country will bring a risk of flooding.

”It will also be very windy across the country, not as severe as the west coast.

”Probably strongest on Saturday in most areas, but strongest on Sunday on eh west coast with gusts possible over the 120km/h mark.

”Unfortunately it’s going to hang around for a while he (Storm Dennis) is not moving off any time soon.”